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List of Neurotransmitters that can modify and shape human behavior
Most forms of depression are associated with a deficiency of norepinephrine and/orserotonin at functionally important adrenergic or serotonergic receptors. Hence drugs that enhance the concentrations ofnorepinephrine and/or serotonin at these receptors should alleviate to an extent the symptoms of depression. Acetylcholine
This neurotransmitter is used by the cholinergic system which when stimulated increases alertness and enhances memory. Acetylcholine is also related to sexual performance and arousal as it helps control blood flow to the genitals in women and men, heart rate, and blood pressure during sexual intercourse.
A surge of phenylethalimine in the limbic system gives feelings of bliss.
Increased levels of oxytocin give mothers the impulse to "cuddle" with their newborns.
High levels of oxytocin are reported to contribute to multiple orgasm in woman.
High levels of norepinephrine can cause aggression.
Increased levels of norepinephrine mixed with dopamine and phenylethalimine give us the feeling of infatuation.
Too much stress in children can create permanently low levels in serotonin and high levels of norephinephrine creating a potential of violent behavior which can be modified by fluoxetines.